Your Guide to Visiting Waterford

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County Waterford is located in the sunny south east of Ireland whose coastal towns and historic city have made it an incredibly popular tourist destination. Waterford City was the first city in Ireland and dates back to its formation by the Vikings at the end of the 9th century. This beautiful city boasts a medieval charm and was once declared as a royal city by King Henry II of England during the times of British rule. Nowadays the city a buzz of activity throughout the week due to the presence of Waterford Institute of Technology whose students mean for an exciting nightlife every night of the week.

The surrounding countryside and coastal region provide stunning beauty and a host of activities. Along the coast you’ll find small charming towns that feature golden beaches offering a variety of water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, diving, kayaking, and much more to keep the most active visitor busy. Further inland you’ll find a hilly region that’s perfect for those interested in walking the vast open land to experience beautiful scenery.

There’s plenty to do in the city that revolves around the long history. There are three museums located in the city centre called the Waterford Treasures Museums. Each are housed in historic buildings covering a different section of Waterford’s past housing beautiful artefacts and interesting tales. Another top tourist attraction is the Waterford Crystal facility, also located in the heart of the city, offering tours of the world famous brand’s production line and a chance to witness their craftsmen in action.

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